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Linda McLellan
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Making a Photo Semi-Transparent


How do I make a photo semi-transparent so I can overlay it on another photo and be able to see through the top layer a little bit?


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8/13/2006 6:26:03 AM

 
KV Day
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  In most programs, there is an Opacity control for each layer. In Photohop, it's on the right side where both pictures show up. You can adjust the control there ... by whatever percent you need.


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8/13/2006 6:34:29 AM

 
Linda McLellan
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  Great - that works! Now, how do I soften or blur the edges of the overlay so that hard edges don't show?


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8/13/2006 9:37:12 AM

 
KV Day
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  Under filters, go to blur, then gaussian blur the top layer. Take the erase tool and choose the blurred brush, and how much opacity you want the brush, and remove the area you want to remain sharp. The rest will remain blurred or soften, depending on how much blur you did. Glad to help!


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8/13/2006 10:10:13 AM

 
Rafal A. Krolik   More controlled mehod of making the edges softer is also done like this.
1. Select the layer which edges you want softened.
2.Click CTRL-A to select the entire photo.
3. Then use the feather function and apply about 15 pixel feather.
4. Invert and erase that area, you will end up with great and even softening of the edges.


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8/15/2006 6:42:47 AM

 
NIHAR R. BEHERA   Drag the pic holding ctrl key onto the pic, Select the layer, right click choose rendering option, You ll get your desired effect moving the button below holding alt key. Try it in photoshop. I think it will be the best.


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8/16/2006 9:31:18 AM

 
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